Luke 12:15
Good News Translation
And he went on to say to them all, "Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be."

Contemporary English Version
Then he said to the crowd, "Don't be greedy! Owning a lot of things won't make your life safe."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

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And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

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Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

Luke 16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

Joshua 7:21 For I saw among the spoils a scarlet garment, exceeding good, and two hundred sicles of silver, and a golden rule of fifty sicles: and I coveted them, and I took them away, and hid them in the ground in the midst of my tent, and the silver I covered with the earth that I dug up.

Job 31:24,25 If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence: . . .

Psalm 10:3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Psalm 119:36,37 Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness. . . .

Proverbs 23:4,5 Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence. . . .

Proverbs 28:16 A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit.

Jeremiah 22:17,18 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works. . . .

Micah 2:2 Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

1 Corinthians 5:10,11 I mean not with the fornicators of this world or with the covetous or the extortioners or the servers of idols: otherwise you must needs go out of this world. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor railers nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:3-5 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: . . .

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

1 Timothy 6:7-10 For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. . . .

2 Timothy 3:2 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,

Hebrews 13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.

2 Peter 2:3,14 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

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Job 2:4 And Satan answered, and said: Skin for skin; and all that a man hath, he will give for his life:

Psalm 37:16 Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content.

Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.

Ecclesiastes 4:6-8 Better is a handful with rest, than both hands full with labour, and vexation of mind. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .

Matthew 6:25,26 Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment? . . .

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. . . .

Context
The Parable of the Rich Fool
14But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge or divider over you? 15And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth. 16And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.…
Cross References
Psalm 62:10
Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Psalm 119:36
Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

Jeremiah 22:17
But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Luke 12:16
And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.

1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Additional Translations
And He said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

And He said to them, "Beware, and keep yourselves from all covetousness; for not to anyone is his life in the abundance of that which he possesses."

And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

And he said to them, Take heed and keep yourselves from all covetousness, for [it is] not because a man is in abundance [that] his life is in his possessions.

And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."

He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."

And he said unto them, 'Observe, and beware of the covetousness, because not in the abundance of one's goods is his life.'
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